Sunday, 22 December 2013
Tang Chik clansman reunion
This is yet another short piece on today's Tang Chik (Tung Chik) or the winter solstice festival. This year, my wife and I being unable to roll the glutinous rice balls on account that my aunt had passed on during the year, a kindly neighbour offered us some of her own. They were exquisite.
Then later, I made my way to the Swee Cheok Tong in Carnarvon Lane where the Quah Kongsi was offering prayers to our resident deities and our ancestors' memorial tablets for Tang Chik. Although the morning started off slowly at our Kongsi House, the occasion warmed up eventually when several of the members turned up with their families. A small clansman reunion. It was good to see everyone together...